The Lord has instilled within each of our hearts dreams and aspirations
that are meant to be realized and fulfilled. We should never believe the
lie of the enemy that our life has no meaning or purpose and we don't have
the ability to accomplish great things. This is the exact opposite of how
God sees us because He has created us to be the head and not the tail, to
lend and not borrow and to be a success in every area of life. Through the
Lord Jesus Christ who died to save and redeem us from our sins, we have
been given the privilege to call God Almighty our heavenly Father and
receive from Him the ability to fulfil our destiny and bring glory and
honor to His Name. (John 8:38-45) (Deuteronomy 28:12-14) (Galatians 4:4-7)
I hope this message encourages your heart to see yourself victorious
knowing that you have the ability to fulfill your dreams and reach the
heights of victory that God has for you.
FULFILLING MY DREAMS
I believe that good is manifested from every experience that comes into our
lives. I also believe that there is a purpose for everything, whether we
know what it is or not.
A little over a year ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the moment
of this disclosure I was devastated. I did my crying for about 24 hours,
and then chose to take as much control of my new situation as I could.
This was a disease that happened to other women, but not to me. I see now
how ignorant I was. Since that time I have become more knowledgeable about
breast cancer, and I am much more aware. I have a new appreciation for
life, a common occurrence when cancer strikes.
Maybe it was my wake-up call to smell the roses. Maybe it was what I
needed to become more motivated, to go after goals and to accomplish long-
Since I was a child I wanted to be a published author. A desire burned
deep inside me to write and to see my words in print. It was my fantasy,
one I suppressed because I lacked self-confidence. As I went through my
mastectomy, chemotherapy treatment and later reconstruction surgery, I
wrote almost daily letters to my best friend of over 30 years.
She is on the other side of the country and writing has been our main means
of communication. We often joke that our letters were our therapy as life
brought us new and sometimes difficult challenges. My diagnosis was my
toughest challenge to date, and she was there with me every step of the
way, giving me constant love and support.
Just before I was diagnosed I purchased a home computer. Naturally I used
it to write my letters to her. A couple months into the breast cancer
experience, I realized that my letters to Rita could be a book. As a self-
imposed therapy, while undergoing chemo, I compiled my letters.
Seven months from my diagnosis of breast cancer, my half-completed
manuscript was sold. I have since completed it and I am thrilled to say
that my first book, Courage and Cancer, A Breast Cancer Diary: A Journey
from Cancer to Cure will be published in October 1996.
Yet, there still remained some self-doubt in me regarding my ability to
write. I had put together a book of prose almost 16 years ago when I was
agoraphobic. It was for my eyes only and I had never dared to let anyone
else read it. To prove to myself whether the breast cancer book was a
fluke or not, I sent a copy of the prose book to my new publisher. I was
amazed when the publisher sent me a contract for that one, too entitled
Breast Cancer Sisters, 1998.
I was on a roll and I had no intention of stopping. In less than a year I
have sold three books for publication. I have two or more manuscripts out
for review. And, of course, I have started yet another one.
My breast cancer diagnosis gave me a new life. I would never have
consciously asked for this disease, but I am grateful that it has helped
me fulfill my dreams.
By Marilyn R. Moody
Encourage yourself in the Lord and rededicate your energy to think of your
dreams with a renewed outlook knowing that you have the ability to stand in
who God has created you to be. The Lord will be with you to guide you and
strengthen you to reach your full potential. Believe in yourself as God
believes in you and great things will happen in your life. (Psalm 18:20-28)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Galatians 4:4-7 “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth
His Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were
under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. And because ye
are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts,
crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and
if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.”
Psalm 40:1-4 “I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined unto me, and
heard my cry. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the
miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And He
hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see
it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD. Blessed is that man that maketh
the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside
Ezekiel 36:26-27 “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will
I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh,
and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put My spirit within
you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments,
and do them.”
Isaiah 26:3-4 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on
Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in
the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today’s Selected Poem: A STRONG WOMAN...
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Today’s Selected Testimony: WHEN OUR BOAT SANK
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In Christ’s Service,
Gods Work Ministry